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Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

The outgoing chief of the Small Business Administration talks about her four years at the helm of the agency and what her successor needs to do.
Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You

Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You

If Congress can't come to a deal over how to reduce the budget, numerous small businesses could be affected.
Entrepreneurs Like Obama's Call for Tax Reform, Immigration Overhaul and Deficit Accord -- Minimum-Wage Hike, Not So Much

Entrepreneurs Like Obama's Call for Tax Reform, Immigration Overhaul and Deficit Accord -- Minimum-Wage Hike, Not So Much

In his first State of the Union Address of his second term, the President touched on a handful of issues that matter to the U.S. small-business community.
What Small-Business Owners Want to Hear at the State of the Union Address

What Small-Business Owners Want to Hear at the State of the Union Address

Here is a rundown of what entrepreneurs will be listening for from the President in his annual address to Congress.
Karen Mills to Leave the SBA

Karen Mills to Leave the SBA

The head of the Small Business Administration announced Monday that she will be leaving her post.
Jesse Jackson: Turn Big-Company Tax Dodging into Small-Business Funding (Opinion)

Jesse Jackson: Turn Big-Company Tax Dodging into Small-Business Funding (Opinion)

The liberal activist recently proposed using multinationals' overseas cash to fund U.S. small businesses.
Want to Charm Customers or Clients? Channel Your Inner Politician

Want to Charm Customers or Clients? Channel Your Inner Politician

No one can work a room like a politician. Here are a few tips for using their powers of persuasion to help you better communicate.
Small Business to Washington: Reduce the Debt

Small Business to Washington: Reduce the Debt

Congress's top priority should be reducing the national deficit, according to entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs Could Benefit from New Research and Development Tax Credit

Entrepreneurs Could Benefit from New Research and Development Tax Credit

Congress debates a bill that would extend a research and development tax credit to startups.
Push for Entrepreneur Immigration Reform Grows on Capitol Hill

Push for Entrepreneur Immigration Reform Grows on Capitol Hill

Republican and Democrat Senators are backing immigration reform affecting startups.
Immigration Reform Proposals Hold Promise for Entrepreneurs

Immigration Reform Proposals Hold Promise for Entrepreneurs

The move to overhaul immigration is likely to include measures supporting entrepreneurship and small-business owners. Any changes will probably be part of a broader reform package.
Obama: American 'Initiative and Enterprise' Are Key to Future

Obama: American 'Initiative and Enterprise' Are Key to Future

In President Obama's second inaugural address, he praised a national character of "hard work and personal responsibility."
Business Owners Want Fiscal-Cliff Deal for Customers

Business Owners Want Fiscal-Cliff Deal for Customers

As Republicans and Democrats lock horns in Washington over tax thresholds, small business owners say they just need some clarity.
What's the Best Outcome for Small Business on the Fiscal Cliff? (Opinion)

What's the Best Outcome for Small Business on the Fiscal Cliff? (Opinion)

Entrepreneurship professor Scott Shane's insights on how spending cuts and tax increases could affect you.
Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda

Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda

Barack Obama won his reelection bid last night. See what his second term holds for small businesses.
A Buzzworthy Startup Rethinks the Political Process

A Buzzworthy Startup Rethinks the Political Process

Backed by Silicon Valley heavyweights, Votizen co-founder Jason Putorti talks to us about changing the future of campaigning.
Obama and Romney Get Tough on China

Obama and Romney Get Tough on China

In their final debate, the presidential candidates laid out aggressive stances on China in a debate Monday that focused on foreign-policy issues.
Should You Tell Employees How to Vote?

Should You Tell Employees How to Vote?

Mitt Romney has urged business owners to tell their employees how they plan to vote.
5 Tips for Talking About Politics on Social Media

5 Tips for Talking About Politics on Social Media

With the final debate tonight and the election right around the corner, follow these tips when mentioning politics on social media.
In Contentious Debate, Obama and Romney Spar Over Small-Business Jobs

In Contentious Debate, Obama and Romney Spar Over Small-Business Jobs

Sparks flew Tuesday as the presidential candidates parried over taxes, health care and other issues that impact how and when entrepreneurs hire.
Save for Tax Clash, Veep Debate Mum on Small Business

Save for Tax Clash, Veep Debate Mum on Small Business

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan touch on the role of small businesses in economic recovery but stop short of outlining entrepreneurship policies.
For Franchises, All's Fair in Food and Politics

For Franchises, All's Fair in Food and Politics

Ben & Jerry's, 7-Eleven and Pizza Hut use the 2012 election as a platform for marketing campaigns.
What You Can Learn About Social Media from Big Bird

What You Can Learn About Social Media from Big Bird

The Sesame Street character became a social media sensation this week. Here's what entrepreneurs need to learn from the 8-foot-tall yellow bird.
Small-Business Owners Bunker Down Amid a Weak U.S. Economy

Small-Business Owners Bunker Down Amid a Weak U.S. Economy

Business owners are grappling with continued economic uncertainty. One thing is for sure: They are going to hit the polling stations in November.
Debate 1: Obama, Romney Spar Over How to Tax Small Business

Debate 1: Obama, Romney Spar Over How to Tax Small Business

In Denver last night, the candidates talked about their plans to cut taxes for small businesses. But they challenged each other's definition of what constitutes a small business.

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